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#21 Onddeck

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

when datsyuks contract is up, he's joining the KHL as it is. A class act foe him but he has said when his contract is done he wants to finish his career in his hometown.

is this true?? thats depressing... he's easilly one of the funnest players to watch


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#22 CarterforPresident

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

He's earned it. I haven't seen a red wing fan disagree with it. He has earned the right to finish his career in his hometown after he's done everything for Detroit. He's a classy player. After he plays out his contract here of course

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#23 Neb00rs

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

lol if Zach had demanded to play meaningless games when he was coming off injury a couple years ago people would praise his moxie, but since it's Kovy it's only because he wants to play in the Worlds.  I guess he didn't lead the team in scoring last year with a bad back during the playoffs.

 

This. It's like some posters on this board blanked out from May to June last year. Remember 7's post - about how Kovy needs to step up and play injured? And now this one. I'm just like, "are you kidding me? or are you just looking to whine about something?"


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#24 Onddeck

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:57 PM


This. It's like some posters on this board blanked out from May to June last year. Remember 7's post - about how Kovy needs to step up and play injured? And now this one. I'm just like, "are you kidding me? or are you just looking to whine about something?"


O god how could I forget. We'll see another ridiculous thread titled Kovalchuck in about a month with something else to say
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#25 DJ Eco

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

It would be a bit odder if he didn't play all these last few games and then the day after the season's over, say he wants to play for Russia.

 

This is a non-issue.


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#26 jerseysteve

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

I don't consider my thoughts ridicules at all.  I've been a big Kovy defender.  But you have to look at this season and ask the questions.  He has a huge contract with Jersey, and with that comes huge expectations.  You can't overlook the fact that when the lockout ended, he missed our training camp to play in Russia.  You can't totally ignore the comments attributed to him while in Russia when the lockout ended, and I stand by my belief that the guy sufferred a severe injury.  He should be giving it more time to rest so he'll be ready next season.  He's played a lot of hockey the past 12 months and a large percentage of that was with another team.


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#27 Neb00rs

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

I don't consider my thoughts ridicules at all.  I've been a big Kovy defender.  But you have to look at this season and ask the questions.  He has a huge contract with Jersey, and with that comes huge expectations.  You can't overlook the fact that when the lockout ended, he missed our training camp to play in Russia.  You can't totally ignore the comments attributed to him while in Russia when the lockout ended, and I stand by my belief that the guy sufferred a severe injury.  He should be giving it more time to rest so he'll be ready next season.  He's played a lot of hockey the past 12 months and a large percentage of that was with another team.

 

No you don't have to ask any of those questions at all. He got back for game 1 and that's all that matters - he didn't need training camp - he was in shape from the KHL. And he was clearly ready - he was logging the most minutes of any forward in the league before his injury.

 

Again, this is ridiculous - We are 3 years into his contract - are you going to talk about his, "huge contract," forever and act like every decision in his life must be acquiescent to the deal? He feels he can play in Russia and that's good enough for me. Or should I go with your gut instinct about how he feels?

 

There's not even any reason to be a, "Kovy Defender." That in itself implies an issue to be debated. It's like you are just looking to whine and make drama out of nothing. Kovy has been a team leader in every way; he has probably worked harder than any player in the league over the past three years - he changed his game and learned skills and strategy completely foreign to him. And he did it like a trooper. He also was one of the top scorers in the league last season and playoffs - despite a serious injury.

 

He has given everything to this team. He has been a quintessential Devil - and you are still digging something up. Stop acting like this is year one on the Devils for him - he's been around awhile now.


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